REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 724

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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 724
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) 
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(F-????) 1947-04-?? Manufacturing date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-05-07 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Smith, Kirkpatrick & Co., Inc.; New York, NY, USA for export to France.  
1947-05-28 Reassigned to Hans Osterman AB; Stockholm, Sweden.  Sold to Ostermans Aero AB together with c/n 726, 823, 829 and 830 for a total price of $ 23.888,35, or $ 32.981,86 including transportation costs New York - Stockholm.
1947-??-?? Arrived Stockholm aboard ship "???".
1947-07-19 Basic inspection by Swedish CAA.
SE-AXT 1947-07-21 Test flight at ? Airport, Sweden.
1947-07-22 Temporarily registered on Swedish CAR.
1947-07-29 C of R # 634 and C of A # 728 issued by Swedish CAA to owner Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1948-08-19 A/C total time: 7 hrs.
1948-10-27 Emergency landing on sea near Landvetter, after engine fire. Crank shaft failure.
1949-05-05 A/C total time: 53 hrs.
1949-05-06 Sold to Bokförlaget Svenska Län AB; Göteborg.
1949-06-01 Hired by operator Duells Aero AB; Torslanda Airport, Göteborg.
1949-07-06 Gear up landing at Broby Airport, Sunne.  Heavy damage to right wing.
1949-08-06 C of A expired.
1949-09-15 Returned to owner Bokförlaget Svenska Län AB; Göteborg.
1949-12-20 Purchased by Bokförlaget Svenska Län AB; Göteborg.
1950-03-06 Registered as owner: Bokförlaget Svenska Län AB; Göteborg.
1950-06-03 Bill of sale: Bokförlaget Svenska Län AB to Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, for SEK 15.000,-.
1950-06-15 A/C total time: 164 hrs.
1950-06-20 C of A restored.
1950-06-30 Registered as owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1950-12-19 A/C total time: 301 hrs.
1951-10-28 Not airworthy until 1955-07-13.
1955-06-27 A/C total time: 560 hrs.
1955-07-13 C of A restored.
1955-07-16 Overhaul by Nordiska Aero.
1956-03-17 Bill of Sale: Ostermans Aero AB to  Gundersenflyg AB; Gälliväre.
1956-04-04 Registered as owner: Gundersenflyg AB; Gälliväre.
1956-06-16 A/C total time: 658 hrs.
1956-11-08 Bill of Sale: Gundersenflyg AB to Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm.
1956-12-12 Registered as owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm.
1957-05-29 Bill of Sale: Ostermans Aero AB to Gunnar Andersson; Östersund.  Delivered in June.
1957-06-20 A/C total time: 870 hrs.
1957-08-06 After start from lake Stora Laisan, Laisvallby, the aircraft flew into telephone lines, fortunately without any damage to aircraft.
1958-01-31 Final payment completed.
1958-05-14 A/C total time: 1.053 hrs.
1958-11-10 Registered as owner: Jämtlands Aero; Gunnar Andersson; Östersund.
1959-05-05 A/C total time: 1.180 hrs.
1959-07-30 Crashed 2 km NW of Skavbränna, Föllinge Kommun, Jämtland.  After an engine failure, the pilot made an emergency landing in a swamp and hit some trees.  The crank shaft failed.  The crank shaft had been incorrectly milled during an overhaul in Norway.
1960-03-08 Cancelled from Swedish CAR.
  Sources: Mr. Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Mr. Nils-Olof Andersson, Sweden.
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 1; t.o.m. SE-AZZ".
RAC Delivery List.


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